Vagrant Queries: Ethical and Activist Considerations of the Technological Artwork
Using 'vagrancy' as a stylistic trope, this presentation draws on the work of diverse scholars to explore the theoretical concepts and implications of the technological artwork as a political entity. Using a shared understanding of art, technology, culture, and politics as being reciprocally generative of one another, the presentation explores a critical framework through which we may view artworks in general as (de)mobilizing various and particular technological paradigms, allowing us to view the embedded and invisible assumptions of a work in the context of its cultural ramifications.
Keywords: Art and Technology, Power, Critical Theory, Cultural Theory, Art and Politics
Ph.D candidate, Interdisciplinary Studies